John 17:21 (MSG) The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind - Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, So they might be one heart and mind with … Rather, faith centers on the truth that the Father sent Jesus, His Son, to earth. It is the whole race of man which is the image of God; for ever in the … In order that they themselves also may be, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. JESUS’ HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER. That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; That the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:21–23 21 t that they may all be one , just as you , Father , are in me , and I in you , that u they also may be in v us , so that the world w may believe that you have sent me . Finally, John 21:23 tells us that because of this conversation a rumor spread in the early church that John wouldn’t die until the Lord came back. Jesus mentions this twice: In John 17:21, He prays that we all may be one … “so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” In verse 23, He prays that we may be perfected in unity “so that the world may know that You sent Me.” Note that faith is not nebulous or subjective. Scripture: John ... We’ve built up to verse sixteen, but that’s not the end. ph'cu".. 176 For a summary of the symbolic … Unity in the Body is the Spirit of Christ's love within. We have permission to have it, but it is not certain yet. This is the ideal of the unity of the Church of Christ; and if this union with God is realised by each individual, it necessarily follows that all the individuals will be one with each other. Yet till this living brotherhood in Christ shall show itself strong enough to destroy the sectarianism, selfishness, carnality, and apathy that eat out the heart of Christianity in all the visible sections of it, in vain shall we expect the world to be overawed by it. as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee. Such was the attachment of the early Christians to each other, that a pagan was constrained to say, "See how these Christians love one another!". 0 Comments CHAPTER 17. The Prayer of Jesus. The hope is that it will inspire and energize the souls of those in attendance from the spirit side of the YMCA’s equilateral triangle. Are we part of the Trinity now? We discover, in this intimate exchange with His heavenly Father, an exquisite prayer - so profoundly beautiful.. so intimate, and yet so far-reaching, that we know that you and I are included in its universal reach: that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You. It is where our responsibility towards God becomes the bedrock of our being and the core of our Christianity. The John 17:21 Conference invites YMCAs, individuals and churches from across the United States and the world to come and be equipped, inspired and challenged in God’s word and community with others. For as that may, and to a large extent does, exist in both the Western and Eastern churches, with little of the Spirit of Christ, yea much, much with which the Spirit of Christ cannot dwell so instead of convincing the world beyond its own pale of the divinity of the Gospel, it generates infidelity to a large extent within its own bosom. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 14:15-21 EXEGESIS: JOHN 14:15-24. As Christians we are God's ambassadors, who are privileged to be His hands and His feet, His eyes and His ears.. His heart and His gospel of hope, for those that are lost in trespasses and dead in their sins - and Christ prayed that we would be united in the same unselfish, godly compassion and concern for others. Note on John 13:35.). Bultmann decried what he perceived … “This unity is infinitely more than mere unanimity, since it rests upon unity of spirit and life.” Tholuck. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (Comp. This does not affirm that the union between Christians should be in all respects like that between the Father and the Son, but only in the points in which they are capable of being compared. As this will be the result, it is thought of as the purpose of the prayer for the whole body of believers. All may be one - May be united as brethren. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. We are the instruments He uses to tell forth the gospel of grace to a lost and dying world. As thou, Father, art in me - See John 14:10. Though they are divided into different denominations, yet they will meet at last in the same homes of glory. That they all may be one (Greek: ἵνα πάντες ἓν ὦσιν, ina pantes hen ōsin) is a phrase derived from a verse in the Farewell Discourse in the Gospel of John which says: . Squirming In The Lap Of The Trinity Series Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 28, 2020 | 229 views. John 17:21 What Does John 17:21 Mean? The history of research provided in chapter one shows that this "institutional" interpretation gained ascendancy largely after Rudolf Bultmann's landmark commentary on the Gospel of John. Hence, Christians, in the New Testament, are represented as being indissolubly united - parts of the same body, and members of the same family, Acts 4:32-35; 1Co. The expression is common in the New Testament. Heavenly Father, thank You for this amazing peep into the heart of Christ as He offers up this earnest prayer, about unity in the body of Christ. Man is one continuity of the race throughout all the ages. It is a possibility that we can have it. They have the same wants, the same enemies, the same joys. I pray that my life would be.. in a small part, an answer to that prayer.. so that others may see my life and glorify my Father in heaven. Doubtless, the more that differences among Christians disappear—the more they can agree even in minor matters—the impression upon the world may be expected to be greater. that the world may believe that thou hast sent me—sentest me. John 17:21, NASB : "that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." that they may all be one. There are no ties so tender as those which bind us in the gospel. “ That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. OVERVIEW This discourse takes place at the Last Supper (see chapter 13), and represents Jesus' attempt to prepare the disciples for what is coming. Unity in the body of Christ does not demand institutional unification, which is the seed-bed for a profusion of doctrinal heresies and false teachings. Should not Christians ponder these things? Every phrase and every word in this beautiful High Priestly prayer of the Lord Jesus.. as He faces the shadow of Calvary's cross, are thoughts that we should take time to reflect-upon, and about which we should rejoice with great joy - for we see Christ interceding on our account, at the throne of grace. It is when "the Spirit shall be poured upon us from on high," as a Spirit of truth and love, and upon all parts of the Christian territory alike, melting down differences and heart burnings, kindling astonishment and shame at past unfruitfulness, drawing forth longings of catholic affection, and yearnings over a world lying in wickedness, embodying themselves in palpable forms and active measures—it is then that we may expect the effect here announced to be produced, and then it will be irresistible. The English word "may" implies possibilities—permission for a thing to occur, not its certainty. 24:36 He told the disciples that even He didn’t know all the details concerning His 2nd Coming while He was with them. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.—The insertion of “art,” which, as the italics show, is not in the original text, weakens the sense. John 3:17-21 Contributed by John Shearhart on Sep 2, 2013 (message contributor) (rate this sermon) | 3,907 views. John 5:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 5:17, NIV: "In his defense Jesus said to them, 'My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.'" 6. John 17:21 New International Version (NIV) 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. John 17:21 SUM PIC XRF ... Father, in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; and the meaning is that the union of the Church may be of the same essential nature as that between the Father and the Son; yea, that the union of the Church may result from the union of individual members with the Father through the Son. Last Night (Easter Reflections - (intro). Many of the fathers, no doubt, interpreted these words as meaning, absolutely, that Christ is one with the Father, because he is the eternal God. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us. The probable reading, therefore, is, That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; and the meaning is that the union of the Church may be of the same essential nature as that between the Father and the Son; yea, that the union of the Church may result from the union of individual members with the Father through the Son. “In us” refers to the spiritual Union with God and also the personal fellowship resulting from that union. It is considering the needs of others before our own. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. John 17:20-26 . Christians are all redeemed by the same blood, and are going to the same heaven. But the Spirit of Christ, illuminating, transforming, and reigning in the hearts of the genuine disciples of Christ, drawing them to each other as members of one family, and prompting them to loving co-operation for the good of the world—this is what, when sufficiently glowing and extended, shall force conviction upon the world that Christianity is divine. ], but without hesitation pronounces him a “liar,” who pretends to have any knowledge of the Saviour, without justifying his pretensions by this mark [Note: 1 John 2:3-4.]. John 17:21. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Bird and beast are always beginning; they are what bird and beast were thousands of years ago. Naturally the extension of the Church imperils its unity, the ἑνότης τοῦ πνεύματος, Ephesians 4:3. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. It is a sharing, in love, of our common commitment to carry out the will of our heavenly Father - for His praise and glory. John 17:21 one: Or “at unity.” Jesus prayed that his true followers would be “one,” unitedly working together for the same purpose, just as he and his Father are … On the ground of this union they are exhorted to love one another, to bear one another's burdens, and to study the things that make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another, Ephesians 4:3; Romans 12:5-16. Has this been fulfilled already? But their dispute with the Arians led them to seize on detached passages, and to torture them out of their natural meaning, in order … * 1 When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven * and said, “Father, the hour has come. that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. His prayer was that we who are saved by grace through faith, would exhibit the godly characteristics and the moral attributes of the triune Godhead itself, so that the lost may be reached with the glorious gospel of grace.. so that many might be brought into the kingdom of His dear Son - so that the world may believe that You sent Me. Should not His prayer be theirs? EXEGESIS: JOHN 17. May they also be in us. Man is the exception. That they all may be one Among themselves. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. It is the spirit of obedience to Christ.. a zeal for God and a jealousy for the truth of God's word. John 14:23; John 15:4-10, et al.) John 17:21. When we are baptized into Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, we take our place within the embrace of the Holy Spirit. Only those that are born from above have the right to be called sons of God - only those who have believed on the only begotten Son of God are united with Christ - only they have the right to be called the children of God. John 17:21 Context. See the notes at John 13:34. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 12:4-31; Ephesians 2:20-22; Romans 12:5. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. Jesus doesn’t call us to just have a relationship with him, but to celebrate and share that relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Generations of yet unborn men and women, who would trust in Christ for the redemption of their sins, are those for whom Christ prayed. John 17 17 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: It is better, therefore, to omit it. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two others … ), That the world may believe that thou hast sent me.—The result of the union of believers with God, and therefore with each other, will be that the world will see in it a proof of the divine origin of Christianity, and will believe that the Father sent the Son into the world. Sadly, this verse has been assimilated into the perverted doctrine of the interfaith movement, where all gods are the same.. as well as the ecumenical lobbyists, who are prepared to adopt a watered-down, compromised “gospel', for the sake of political correctness. But it is not dependent upon this; for living and loving oneness in Christ is sometimes more touchingly seen even amidst and in spite of minor differences, than where no such differences exist to try the strength of their deeper unity. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. In other words, Jesus' prayer shows that those in a covenant with God will have to desire unity in the same way that God does. The brotherhood of Christians has ever been the witness to their common Fatherhood in God. So the grand impression upon the world at large, that the mission of Christ is divine, is to be made by the unity of His disciples. 17-21 is the rest of the conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus, and it has everything to do with what’s already been said. prosfavgion.. 173 Barrett, The Gospel According to St. John, 580-81.. 174 Brown, The Gospel According to John, 1072.. 175 BAGD 657, s.v. This vision of a unified people of God is … John 17:21-23, Jesus' prayer for the unity of all believers, has been interpreted frequently as a petition for the healing of institutional division among followers of Jesus. That they also may be one in us - To be in God and in Christ is to be united to God and Christ. He prayed that our lives would be so in tune with one another, that we would reflect the godly perfection, and intimacy that exemplifies the relationship between the Father and the Son - so that the world may believe that You sent Me.  May Christ's beautiful High Priestly prayer for the unity of believers, be answered in my life - to His greater praise and eternal glory. In verses 15-24, (Comp. John 17:21, KJV: "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." This may regard their unity in faith, and in the knowledge of Christ; for there is but one faith which all truly experienced souls agree in: they are converted by the same Spirit, and have the same work of grace wrought in them; and though they have not the same degree of light, and measure of spiritual knowledge, yet they agree in the main point of … AFTER these things, jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; but thus did he manifest [himself.] THE INTERNAL SENSE. I pray that through my witness, many may be drawn into an even closer relationship with Christ -our God and our Redeemer, in Whose name we pray, AMEN. John 5:17, ESV: "But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”" John 5:17, KJV: "But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." Scripture: Romans 14:1-4, John 17:21, John 15:12-13. That they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. In his life today, he shows a whole past of human knowledge. John 17:21-23. That the world may believe ... - That the world, so full of animosities and fightings, may see the power of Christian principle in overcoming the sources of contention and producing love, and may thus see that a religion that could produce this must be from heaven. The Father in the Son and the Son in the Father; both Father and Son taking up their abode in the believer, and the believer, therefore, in the Father and the Son. The Unity of the Race . Not certainly a merely formal, mechanical unity of ecclesiastical machinery. The word “one,” in the second clause, is of doubtful authority, and has the appearance of a gloss. As John repeatedly … Jesus Christ came into the world of save sinners.. and as members of His body we are the instruments that God, in His grace, uses during this Church dispensation, to reach the lost. John 14:23; John 15:4-10, et al.) 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